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Vortec Cooling Solutions: Ensuring Efficiency and Safety in Diverse Applications

12/04/2024parVortec Engineer
From industrial settings to personal applications, maintaining optimal temperatures is crucial for equipment longevity and human safety. Vortec is proud to be a leader in compresses air cooling solutions for over 6 decades and has engineered a range of innovative cooling solutions tailored to diverse needs. In this blog post, we delve into the various types of cooling solutions offered by Vortec and how they cater to different customer applications and needs.
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Vortex Tubes Cool Where Water Can’t

02/08/2023parVortec Engineer
When that heat goes unchecked it can warp injection molds, ruining tools and creating off-spec parts. It’s an expensive problem, as replacing molds can cost thousands of dollars. Fortunately, the fix doesn’t have to be so costly.
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Vortec Solutions: From A to Z

31/05/2022parVortec Engineer
At Vortec we have a wide range of compressed air solutions for your unique manufacturing needs. Take a deeper dive into the different industrial products we offer for a wide range of manufacturing applications!
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Keeping it Cool with Vortex

15/02/2022parVortec Engineer
Thermal testing has proven that natural convection cooling is not adequate for today’s smaller, high power density enclosures. Heat dissipation by forced convection (fan cooling) is the most frequently used method of cooling. Forced air-cooling systems can provide heat transfer rates that are ten times greater than those achievable with natural convection and radiation, but even this is not adequate to cool faster electronic components when they are located in hostile plant environments.
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Aerospace and Aviation Cooling Application

06/04/2018parVortec Engineer
A large domestic component repair facility that specializes in re-building and testing hydraulic, electro-mechanical and fuel system components for the aerospace and aviation industries needed a solution to cool a fuel control valve for one of their customers. The control valve must accurately regulate fuel flow in response to the temperature. One of the tests required the valve to be cooled to -25°F plus or minus 2°, and the fuel flow measured.
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Cold Air Guns & Vortex Tubes - Adjusting the Temperature for your Application

08/03/2018parVortec Engineer
Cold Air Guns and vortex tubes are popular spot cooling products that are used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from cooling cutting tools such as band saw and circular saw blades, router bits, lathe tools, HSS drills and milling cutters used for machining of metals, plastics, paper and wood. They are also commonly used to cool parts, dehumidify gas samples, cool sensors, test thermostats and many other applications where an instant and reliable supply of clean cold air is required. Vortex tubes and Cold Air Guns have no moving parts and use only a clean dry source of compressed air for creating cooling capacities up to 6000 btuh (1758 watts).
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Vortex Tubes Put a Cool Spin on Dry Machining

21/12/2017parVortec Engineer
A great article by Eli Plaskett, from Modern Machine Shop, showing the versatility and effectiveness of our Vortex Tubes. There are some great tips on how to make the most out of your compressed air solution. 
This technology offers an alternative to traditional liquid coolants by providing a clean stream of air as cold as -30°F to cool cutters and workpieces during machining.
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Vortec Vortex Tubes: Built to Last

01/12/2017parVortec Engineer
Vortec recently received a call from one of our loyal customers inquiring about our vortex tubes. They were curious to see how long vortex tubes lasted before they should consider replacing them. Naturally, this peaked my interest, “Well hypothetically they should last forever if they are properly maintained. Why, how long have you had one?” Turns out, they have had one of our vortex tubes for over 45 years! Mind you, we were founded in 1961 (56 years ago) so this wasn’t the first vortex tube we ever built, but it’s not far off.
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Blog

Vortec Cooling Solutions: Ensuring Efficiency and Safety in Diverse Applications

12/04/2024parVortec Engineer
From industrial settings to personal applications, maintaining optimal temperatures is crucial for equipment longevity and human safety. Vortec is proud to be a leader in compresses air cooling solutions for over 6 decades and has engineered a range of innovative cooling solutions tailored to diverse needs. In this blog post, we delve into the various types of cooling solutions offered by Vortec and how they cater to different customer applications and needs.
Lire la suite

Vortex Tubes Cool Where Water Can’t

02/08/2023parVortec Engineer
When that heat goes unchecked it can warp injection molds, ruining tools and creating off-spec parts. It’s an expensive problem, as replacing molds can cost thousands of dollars. Fortunately, the fix doesn’t have to be so costly.
Lire la suite

Vortec Solutions: From A to Z

31/05/2022parVortec Engineer
At Vortec we have a wide range of compressed air solutions for your unique manufacturing needs. Take a deeper dive into the different industrial products we offer for a wide range of manufacturing applications!
Lire la suite

Keeping it Cool with Vortex

15/02/2022parVortec Engineer
Thermal testing has proven that natural convection cooling is not adequate for today’s smaller, high power density enclosures. Heat dissipation by forced convection (fan cooling) is the most frequently used method of cooling. Forced air-cooling systems can provide heat transfer rates that are ten times greater than those achievable with natural convection and radiation, but even this is not adequate to cool faster electronic components when they are located in hostile plant environments.
Lire la suite

Aerospace and Aviation Cooling Application

06/04/2018parVortec Engineer
A large domestic component repair facility that specializes in re-building and testing hydraulic, electro-mechanical and fuel system components for the aerospace and aviation industries needed a solution to cool a fuel control valve for one of their customers. The control valve must accurately regulate fuel flow in response to the temperature. One of the tests required the valve to be cooled to -25°F plus or minus 2°, and the fuel flow measured.
Lire la suite

Cold Air Guns & Vortex Tubes - Adjusting the Temperature for your Application

08/03/2018parVortec Engineer
Cold Air Guns and vortex tubes are popular spot cooling products that are used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from cooling cutting tools such as band saw and circular saw blades, router bits, lathe tools, HSS drills and milling cutters used for machining of metals, plastics, paper and wood. They are also commonly used to cool parts, dehumidify gas samples, cool sensors, test thermostats and many other applications where an instant and reliable supply of clean cold air is required. Vortex tubes and Cold Air Guns have no moving parts and use only a clean dry source of compressed air for creating cooling capacities up to 6000 btuh (1758 watts).
Lire la suite

Vortex Tubes Put a Cool Spin on Dry Machining

21/12/2017parVortec Engineer
A great article by Eli Plaskett, from Modern Machine Shop, showing the versatility and effectiveness of our Vortex Tubes. There are some great tips on how to make the most out of your compressed air solution. 
This technology offers an alternative to traditional liquid coolants by providing a clean stream of air as cold as -30°F to cool cutters and workpieces during machining.
Lire la suite

Vortec Vortex Tubes: Built to Last

01/12/2017parVortec Engineer
Vortec recently received a call from one of our loyal customers inquiring about our vortex tubes. They were curious to see how long vortex tubes lasted before they should consider replacing them. Naturally, this peaked my interest, “Well hypothetically they should last forever if they are properly maintained. Why, how long have you had one?” Turns out, they have had one of our vortex tubes for over 45 years! Mind you, we were founded in 1961 (56 years ago) so this wasn’t the first vortex tube we ever built, but it’s not far off.
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